Rattrays Canadian Estate Briar Pipe [SOLD OUT]


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The House of Rattray was originally a tobacconist, opening in Perth, Scotland, in 1903, under the oversight of Charles Rattray. House of Rattray soon became a blending house (whose blends are still sold to this day under the Rattray’s name) and a purveyor of Rattray-brand pipes, made for the tobacconist by established English pipe makers. Over the years, the name changed hands, with contemporary Rattray’s pipes and tobaccos being produced under the umbrella of German’s Kopp company (formerly Kolhase & Kopp). Pipes from this period of manufacture were sourced from major European makers, such as Chacom and Butz-Choquin in France and Brebbia and L’anatra in Italy.

This particular Rattray is an odd one. I think it might just be something quite special. Let me tell you why.

Modern Rattray’s pipes have a very modern feel to them. They’re rarely simple in design and, as is common in Germany, are often colorful, decorative, and of course fitted for 9mm filters. They’re also all stamped Rattray’s, with the line of pipe also stamped somewhere on the stummel. This pipe is simple – very traditional and English in design – and is stamped with only the words RATTRAY – PERTH. Now, there is a modern line of Rattray’s pipes called Old Perth, but those look nothing like this one.

What do I think this means? I think – and this is only a hypothesis as information on Rattray’s pipes is notoriously difficult to find – that this Rattray is not from the modern manufacture. Instead, I think this pipe is from House of Rattray, with the ‘Perth’ nomenclature signalling the location of the tobacconist, rather than a specific line of pipes. If I’m correct, that would make this pipe a real rarity – a Scottish, rather than German, Rattray pipe.

The condition is good. It has some minor handling marks and a touch of rim chair, but these are superficial imperfections that won’t affect the pipe’s smoking properties.



Length: 6″

Bowl Width: 19.8mm

Bowl Depth: 1.6″

Weight: 1.3oz / 38g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used


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